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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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"First edition."
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Topics: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877), African Americans, African Americans, African Americans
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by Park, Barbara; Brunkus, Denise, illustrator
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Originally published: New York : Random House, ©2000
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Topics: School field trips, Farms, Fear, School field trips, Farms, Fear, Farms, Fear, School field trips
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by Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers
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When fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his individualistic grandmother on an expedition to find a humanoid Beast in the Amazon, he experiences ancient wonders and a supernatural world as he tries to avert disaster for the Indians
Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Supernatural, Indians of South America, Grandmothers
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by Aciman, André
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Topics: Teenage boys, Gay teenagers, Authors
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by Achebe, Chinua
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[This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ...Uniquely ...African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover
Topics: Igbo (African people), British, Men, Race relations
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by Theodore Taylor
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by Allende, Isabel
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Translation of: La casa de los espíritus
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Topics: Authors, Chilean, Chilean literature, Spanish American literature, Women authors, Chilean
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by Pratchett, Terry
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"A novel of Discworld."--Cover
Topics: Pyramids, Discworld (Imaginary place), Discworld (Imaginary place), Pyramids
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by Byrne, Rhonda
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The secret revealed -- The secret made simple -- How to use the secret -- Powerful processes -- The secret to money -- The secret to relationships -- The secret to health -- The secret to the world -- The secret to you -- The secret to life
Topic: New Thought
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Topics: URSS. Politique générale (sur plusieurs périodes), URSS. Opinions étrangères. Américaines
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by LaHaye, Tim F; LaHaye, Tim F. Your temperament-- discover its potential
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Previously published under the title: Your temperament-- discover its potential
Topics: Temperament, Christian life
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by Child, Lee
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Originally published: 2009
Topics: Reacher, Jack (Fictitious character), Suicide bombers, Terrorism, Suspense fiction
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by Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-; Gammell, Stephen, ill
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Reprint: Originally published: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1991
Topics: Tales, Ghosts, Horror stories, Folklore
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by Hamilton, Edith. aut; Savage, Steele. ill
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Kazalo
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Topic: Mitologija
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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favorite 17
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"Year 4"--Spine
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Misogyny, Women
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by Naidoo, Beverley; Velasquez, Eric, ill
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Separated from their mother by the harsh social and economic conditions prevalent among blacks in South Africa, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother make a journey of over 300 kilometers to find her in Johannesburg
Topic: Blacks
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On board pages
Topics: Alphabet, Stories in rhyme, Toy and movable books
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by Roleff, Tamara L., 1959-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-158) and index
Topics: Teenagers, Sexual ethics
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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-; Myers, Christopher, ill
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While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken
Topics: Trials (Murder), Prisons, Self-perception, African Americans, Trials (Murder), Prisons,...
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by Ryder, John Douglas, 1907-
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Includes "References."
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Topic: Electric circuits
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by James Thurber
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by Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977
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Stella.--Winter of artifice.--The Voice
Topics: Anais Nin, Anais, Nin
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by Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
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In his first novel in ten years, Ernest Gaines, the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, brings us a wrenching story of death and identity in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s. A young black named Jefferson is a reluctant party in a shoot-out in a liquor store in which the three other men involved are all killed, including the white store owner. Jefferson, the only survivor, is accused of murder. At the trial, the essence of the...
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Topics: African American men, Death row inmates, Race relations, Friendship, Roman américain
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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
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Growing up in a wealthy Nigerian home under the domain of a harsh, demanding, and tyrannical father, Kambili and her brother, Jaja, find new happiness during a visit to their Aunty Ifeoma outside the city, but as Kambili enjoys her newfound freedom and falls in love for the first time, the country begins to fall apart under a military coup
Topics: Teenage girls, Children of the rich, Brothers and sisters, Fathers and daughters, Religious...
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by Mikos, Ken; Smith, Cheri; Lentz, Ella Mae
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DVDs contain no audio
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Topics: American Sign Language, American Sign Language
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by Popov, Egor Paul
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Topic: Strength of materials
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by Swokowski, Earl William, 1926-; Olinick, Michael; Pence, Dennis
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Includes index
Topic: Calculus
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by Schwartz, David Joseph
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"A Fireside book."
Topic: Success
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by Andelin, Helen B., comp
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Topics: Marriage, Interpersonal relations
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by Morton, Andrew. aut
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Topic: Diana 1961-
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by Ben Carson
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Topics: English language, Vocabulary, Picture dictionaries, English
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by Tartt, Donna
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Richard Papen had never been to New England before his nineteenth year. Then he arrived at Hampeden College and quickly became seduced by the sweet, dark rhythms of campus life -- in particular by an elite group of five students, Greek scholars, worldly, self-assured, and at first glance, highly unapproachable
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, College students, Classicists, Murder, College stories, Papen,...
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by Reader's Digest Association
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At head of title: Reader's digest
Topics: English language, English language, Public speaking
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by Darren Hardy
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Topics: Leadership, Success, Self-help techniques
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by Cousin, Pierre-Henri; HarperCollins (Firm)
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Cover has "second edition" but t.p. verso has "fourth ed."
Topics: French language, English language
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by Martin, Bill, 1916-2004; Carle, Eric
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Originally published: New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1967
Topics: Color, Animals, Rhyme, Color, Animals, Stories in rhyme
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by Gilot, Françoise, 1921-; Lake, Carlton
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Autobiographical
Topics: Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973, Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973, PICASSO, PABLO, 1881-1973, Picasso, Pablo,...
First ed. published in 1942 under title: How to write a play
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Topic: Drama
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by Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-; Gammell, Stephen, ill
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 94-99)
Topics: Ghost stories, American, Tales
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When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might've been telling the truth. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - and it's one she's not sure if she wants to be a part of.
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by Itten, Johannes, 1888-1967; van Haagen, Ernst, translator
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Translation of: Kunst der Farbe
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Topics: Color, Painting, Aesthetics
Source: folio
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 2"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Orphans, Wizards, Magic, Schools, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Determination...
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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"Newly introduced by the author"--Cover
Topics: Horror & ghost stories, Horror - General, Fiction, Fiction - Horror, Horror, Fiction / Horror,...
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by Sapkowski, Andrzej; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Sequel to:The last wish
Topics: Assassins, Fantasy fiction, Polish
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by Yalom, Irvin D., 1931-
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Topics: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900, Breuer, Josef, 1842-1925, Psychotherapist and patient,...
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Topics: Cho, Yong-gi, 1936-, Holy Spirit, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Gifts, Spiritual, Pentecostalism
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by Isaacson, Walter
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"FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVE JOBS. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years--as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues--Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and...
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Onstott, Kyle, 1886-
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xi, 253 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Artificial intelligence -- Economic aspects -- China, Artificial intelligence -- Economic aspects...
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by Dangarembga, Tsitsi
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"This U.S. edition first published in 1989 by Seal Press"--T.p. verso
Topic: Women
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by Seuss, Dr
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A boy imagines the rare and wonderful fish he might catch in McElligot's pool
Topics: Fishing, Stories in rhyme, Fishing stories, Stories in rhyme
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A young boy imagines the fantastic animals and incredible acts he will have for his greatest of all circuses
Topics: Circus, Stories in rhyme, Fantasy, Circus, Stories in rhyme, Fantasy
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by Byrne, Rhonda
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What is the power? -- The power of feelings -- Feeling frequencies -- The power and creation -- Feeling is creation -- Your life ? : your choice -- Keys to power -- The power to money -- The power to relationships -- The power to health -- The power and you -- The power to life
Topic: Control (Psychology)
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by Krentz, Jayne Ann
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Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2008
Topics: Psychic ability, Psychic ability
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by Bolt, Carol, 1963-
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Topic: Fortune-telling by books
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by Huether, Sue E; McCance, Kathryn L; Barnette, Philip
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"[CD companion includes]: key terms matching exercices, interactive algorithm exercices, answers to the Quick Check questions in the text, chapter summaries, critical thinking questions and answers, glossary of terms related to pathophysiology" --p. [iv]
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Topics: Physiology, Pathological, Nurses, Pathology, Disease, Physiology, Pathophysiologie Pathologie...
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by Vizzini, Ned, 1981-
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"Miramax Books."
Topics: Self-perception, Interpersonal relations, Self-confidence, High schools, Schools
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
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Topic: Fantasy
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Uncorrected manuscript in spiral bound covers
Topics: Women plantation owners, Mothers and sons, African Americans, Slaves
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Topics: Bible, Christian life, Conduct of life
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by Jeff Kinney
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Topics: Humorous stories, Middle schools, Diaries, JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories, Family life,...
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by Gardner, Eldon J. (Eldon John), 1909-1989; Snustad, D. Peter, joint author
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Includes bibliographies and index
Topics: Genetics, Génétique, Genetica, Genetics
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Topic: Nudist camps
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by Khushwant Singh, 1915-
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary
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Sequel to: Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
Topics: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary place), Wizards, Magic, Schools
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Topics: Color, Astrology, Numerology
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Description based on: v. 2 (2007)
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Topic: Moomins (Fictitious characters)
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by Lewis Wolpert; Jim Smith; Tom Jessell; Peter Lawrence; Elizabeth Robertson; Elliot M. Meyerowitz
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by J. D. Salinger
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